Over the years I have belonged to several organizations, clubs, associations you name it,... But nothing has ever compared to my involvement with the HAMB !,.... The interests in the hot rod world are wide and diversified,.. But here on the Jalopy Journal and the HAMB,...Our interests center around Traditional Hot Rods,.. And for a lot of us it's to recapture the sights, sounds and feelings of the early days of Hot Rods,... Like I have said before, like a time machine,.. These cars take us back in time,... and for the younger crowd, "they can take you back to a place you've never been before" ( a little John Denver lingo there,...) Sometimes we don't get along,... like family members,.. But like it or not, we are all kindred spirits,... there is a nucleus thats brings all together, to this place in cyberspace where we all feel at home,.. (to one degree or another ) Traditional Hot Rods,... And Hot Rodding, Something not everybody "gets" or understands. To share in each others triumphs, joys,.. tragedy's and heartaches,.... Again,.. not unlike a family. I count every one of you as special to me,.. But I have had a number of opportunities to get to know a few of you as close friends,... I truly hope this is not a isolated situation,.. and really hope this scenario replays itself all over the HAMB world,.... One of my HAMB Brothers is fab32,... I don't know how many of you know Frank personally,.. But he is a very talented welder, fabricator, story teller, World class Hot Rod guy,... and a very good friend. (But on road trips,... when he falls asleep in the passenger seat,... he'll brake loose with a snore that will scare the living daylights out of you ! ,...) I went to visit ol' Frank today,... to drop off some books and some car parts,... (well,..ok, forgot the books,.... ) Anyway,... When I get there , His lovely Wife comes to the door, and lets me in,... Frank comes out with his contagious smile,... and says,.. "I want to show you something". He said,.. when he had found out I had finally took possession of my shop (A 1937 Mobil gas station),.. He wanted to do something for me,.. like a "shop warming present" ,..... so he came up with this idea,.... When he uncovered this,... I couldn't believe it,... you could have knocked me over with a feather,.... Frank made this sign for me, that will be proudly displayed at the shop. It's one thing to buy something for someone,... but when you make something for a friend,... there is part of that person in it. As we were talking a couple more HAMB pals knocked on the door (George & Lynn),.. and we had a really good time,..... So,.... here is my question,... Has your involvement in the HAMB cultivated any really good friendships? How has the HAMB affected your life in a good way? Who are your HAMB Brothers and Sisters ? One last thing,.... Thank you Ryan, this place means more than you know, to more folks than you can imagine.